Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 8

It was cold this morning: -1ºC. The air smelled like winter and the weather report called for snow, but the sky was absent that tell-tale touch of red. I made spiced apple oatmeal, and drank tea, and watched the day begin.

Spiced Apple Oatmeal
1/4 cup large-flake rolled oats
1/2 apple, cored and cut in chunks
1 tbsp raisins
Pinch each cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
Dash of salt
3/4 cup boiling water

Combine dry ingredients in small saucepan. Pour boiling water over top and stir. Simmer over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, or until oats are plump, apple is soft and most of the water has disappeared. Serve with maple syrup and milk (or cream, if it's the weekend and you're feeling fancy). Serves one but is easily multiplied to feed a crowd.

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